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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated April 10)
5 out of 16 seeds sprouted Ignore Report Reply
Archie Blythewill - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:33:51 EST ID:oo8zzN+e No.145905
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I planted 16 seeds about a week ago from a reliable breeder.

In a few days, 3 popped. In a few more days, 2 more popped. Now it's been nothing for a few days. Am I being too impatient, my time perspective off, or should I lightly unbury and see if they popped a tap root or will that do more damage than good and just let them sit and if they make it they make it but if they aren't gonna make it nothing I do will help?
Nathaniel Sindernidge - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:56:53 EST ID:cucrF+CV No.145906 Ignore Report Reply
>if they make it they make it

Unless you buried them too deep, any that take a long time to break the surface aren't going to turn out to be strong plants, typically.
I usually set them aside and see if they shape up into something, but I find they'll usually be slow growers.
I've had a few plants end up small but flower extremely well, though.
Most other folks I know just toss any that haven't popped up in two weeks.
Archie Blythewill - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:33:29 EST ID:oo8zzN+e No.145907 Ignore Report Reply
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I used the same instrument for depth and width. I think it might have been a bit too deep due to extra light, fluffy and airy mix. The hole might have been a BIT too deep, not drastic, and unless it got deeper and compacted when I watered them (not overwatered) but why would 5 from the 16 of the same strain from same breeder make it if I had poor conditions? I have not had the best luck with this company, their seeds and genetics aren't very stable or consistent and some look very immature while others look TOO mature.
Phoebe Blunkintune - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:50:45 EST ID:ol/Sob4l No.145908 Ignore Report Reply
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You should have used the paper towel /water glass method
Archie Blythewill - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:22:13 EST ID:oo8zzN+e No.145909 Ignore Report Reply
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wouldn't help a seed that isn't going to germinate in soil regardless, they only thing it would help is me wondering if it's going to pop or not
Simon Dimmernetch - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:31:59 EST ID:4jVsBXRd No.145910 Ignore Report Reply
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It is what it is... If you don't like what they sent you, you shouldv've talked to the distributor.
I get all my seeds via....other methods, and I would be torqued to find a bunch of seeds looking half-baked if I paid like $10 each.
The seeds I just popped are three years old and I had a better than 75% success.
Archie Blythewill - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:45:31 EST ID:oo8zzN+e No.145912 Ignore Report Reply
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last batch 6 out of 8 popped. Only 4 are not runts and they have some terrible genetics. I think I will just stay away from this seed company. I was hoping it was my germination method of using rapid rooters last time so I thought I could turn 6 out of 8 to 16 out of 16.

Oh well. I'll learn my lesson move on and take care of the 5 I did get.
Phoebe Blunkintune - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:42:40 EST ID:ol/Sob4l No.145913 Ignore Report Reply
yes it will
water and heat give the best and fastest germination rate
Nell Fonnerdock - Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:15:47 EST ID:bnbbKyCi No.145914 Ignore Report Reply
>reliable breeder
Either this is a joke or
  1. You stored them wrong / long
  2. He stored them wrong / long
  3. Heat fluctuations during transport
  4. The plants and/or breeder lacks some chromosones.
  5. You planted them wrong / too deep
  6. They dont want to life with you
  7. They wanna be a truffle
Charles Nunnerpit - Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:17:43 EST ID:NCtp+u6l No.145915 Ignore Report Reply
>breeder lacks some chromosones
The seeds I just popped were not particularly stored well, and I got them 3years ago. But I know the genetics are strong, and they were fresh when I got em....
75% success out of 25.
They're either Trinity Goo or C99, accidentally mixed in a couple mismatches. But they'll be easy to tell apart by the time flowering occurs...
Cornelius Hommleridge - Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:16:51 EST ID:B0kZyQRI No.145916 Ignore Report Reply
how did you go about starting them? i got 100% so far from my "pro breeder" autoflower seeds from Female Seeds in NL. I float the seeds in water and wait until they sink and let them sit in the water about 12 hours after sinking. Then i keep them in a wet paper towel until they crack and the root starts to show. Thats when I put them in soil about 1cm down. That process, just getting them into the dirt took 6 days on my last round of seeds, but those were big fat ones. Smaller seeds start a little faster it seems.
what temp is it in the area of your dirt? cold really slows them down too.
also tell us what breeder and report back next week and tell us what happened.
Reuben Shittingwell - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:52:20 EST ID:Lo7Co/Tg No.145922 Ignore Report Reply
Where did you get C99? Isnt it only avaiable as a clone at this point?
Ian Brondershaw - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:36:00 EST ID:Bp49FjRh No.145923 Ignore Report Reply
c99 is a well known seed strain from brothers grimm, its a BX5 of their best female from a batch of JH in the 1990s. a lot of people who grow the seeds probably end up keeping a clone for faster production and to avoid buying more expensive seeds, but its probably one of the easier seed strains to find.
Nigel Hugglefure - Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:35:10 EST ID:FlRZbM6H No.145926 Ignore Report Reply
Locally grown seedstock.
Fanny Pittway - Sat, 19 May 2018 14:08:05 EST ID:QywoISVZ No.146006 Ignore Report Reply
wet paper towel in the baggy trick is how i germinate all my seed and i highly advise you go that route
Walter Turveyspear - Mon, 21 May 2018 18:17:33 EST ID:55peluM6 No.146008 Ignore Report Reply
Highly reliable.
I started some seeds in rockwool out of curiosity, and because I wasn't making enough clones to use the full sheet, and it works well too.

Can't think of why you'd do the cubes unless you already had some cubes, no reason to waste the money....
Rebecca Blatherlock - Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:06:25 EST ID:5R5q7BKE No.146262 Ignore Report Reply
I used to unbury the seeds all the time when I was starting out, and if they poped a root you can usually see it without unburying it too much, so if you are curious I say go for it.

I do not understand why people keep advising this paper towel method.
I have a 100% success rate of germinating in streight coco and once I tried the paper towel method, since hey, I wanna be cool and proffesional like those other guys, but ended up with 1/4th of my seeds not germinating.
Henry Sudgeford - Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:58:50 EST ID:HwosKtR0 No.146263 Ignore Report Reply
I mean you should always do what works best for you but the paper towel method is tried and true, it seems possible that 1/4 of seeds you used were bad to begin with. I've personally been successful with this method, but there's always the odd seed that simply doesn't want to sprout, I can't imagine starting them in cocoa would make a difference.
Eugene Sellercocke - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:05:23 EST ID:5R5q7BKE No.146264 Ignore Report Reply
Yeah, I wanted to add that this is just my personal anecdote and doesn't mean shit in grand scheme, since, yeah, maybe it was the seeds, maybe I did something wrong, maybe storage issues by me or place I bought it from (although those were just regular seeds I always buy), but forgot.

Planting them already sprouted was pretty cool, but imo streight to substrate is much simpler. I just put those fuckers horizontally-ish, cover them up, add some water, couple days later, bam, a little green bastard.
Polly Bodgefield - Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:57:34 EST ID:9u92qZyz No.146281 Ignore Report Reply
>I do not understand why people keep advising this paper towel method.


I tried it twice and both times failed miserably.

I've had 100% success with just digging a tiny finger sized hole in the soil about 2 inches deep and watering every now and then.
Frederick Worthingwell - Sat, 25 Aug 2018 02:36:15 EST ID:5R5q7BKE No.146284 Ignore Report Reply

On my last grow I used 20L bags, and since the substrate was already wet, since I usually rinse it thoroughly in case the manufacturer didn't give a shit about salt and other contaminants. I just added some water, with 1/2 - 1/3 the usual nutes, once when planting, and a tiny bit the next day. And that's it, and I probably could've skiped the second watering, the substrate felt wet enough.

Best plant I've had growing so far.

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